Tax-Free Childcare Working parents can get up to £2,000 government support per child per year towards their childcare costs. Further information about the scheme can be found in the Parents Guide to Tax-Free Childcare GOV.UK also has more information on Tax-Free Childcare, including how to apply. Working Tax Credit You may be able to get help pay for childcare whilst you’re working. This is the childcare element of Working Tax Credit. GOV.UK has more information on Working Tax Credit. Universal Credit and childcare You may be able to claim up to 85% of your childcare costs if you're eligible for Universal Credit. GOV.UK has more information on Universal Credit and childcare. Employer supported childcare Some employers provide support with finding and paying for childcare. Talk to your employer about what they offer. See information from HM Revenue and Customs on getting help from your employer. GOV.UK has more information on what you may be entitled to.